Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 21
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WhistlePig Worth the money.
This is a solid tacker, no complaints. Drives staples in 99% of the time. You've got to swing it perhaps a bit harder than other tackers I've used to get the staple in, but it's got a smartly designed head that doesn't break through the materials I use. (I'm a roofer).
Another nice thing is it's large front end and thin handle, which means you can easily slip it into a hammer loop on your tool belt.
My only complains is that if you kneel down with the tacker in your hammer loop and the tacker hits the ground, sometimes the slide that holds the staples in will slide out and you'll lose some staples, but the slide itself is built right into the tacker, so you won't be losing 100 of those.
I easily recommend this product.
April 22, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 good product
I like the feel of the weight to put a staple into wood. I use it to staple fiberglass insulation in place. I would have liked it better if there were finger ridges on the handle. I think the product is made strong. It also has a life time warranty. That makes me feel better about any product. DeWalt makes good products that I also feel reliable. The hammer type stapler is better then the squeeze stapler.
November 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MikeLikesIt Heavy-Duty Hammer-Tacker/Stapler
I have a lot of Dewalt tools and the quality is very good.. One great feature that the staples loads from the bottom so easier to put the staples in. I used a few times and it work very well. The stapler It drives Stanley HD staples 700 series 5/16 - 1/2 in. and Arrow T50 HD staples 5/16 - 1/2 in. So it .uses most brands of staples. It comes with a Lifetime Warranty.
October 31, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYinOH Nice little stapler, stiff trigger
I've never found a stapler that drives reliably and consistently without jams and misfires. This one comes close, but still has some room for improvement. That said there are a few nice features to set it out from the pack. The belt hook is a very welcome addition. It sounds stupid to praise a belt hook but most staplers forget to include one and it makes it incredibly awkward to juggle the material and your tool.
My old stapler just had a "High / Low" switch, this one has the same concept but makes it much more clear which setting to use by re-labeling that with the exact brad/staple sizes. Set the switch to this side for A and B staples, set the switch to that side X, Y, and Z sizes.
It drives brads and staples. The brads have some in handy when I'm doing a quick repair and just need to hold something in place until the glue dries (and lugging the compressor / brad nailer out seems like a lot of work for a minor repair).
Overall a pretty nice tool. I would like to see them use some creative gearing or springs to reduce the force required to pull the trigger though. A few staples is a none-issue but shooting an entire strip of them is exhausting.
November 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fred Bottom Loading is Key
Originally bought one of the cheaper Hammer Tackers that loads staples through the handle. Jammed internally on third insulation bat. Could not clear the internal jam even after removing every screw on the tool. Returned that disaster to HD and picked up this Hammer Tacker.
This product loads from the bottom and the entire mechanism can be accessed to clear jams. Nice thing is the tool never failed unless I missed the two by. Did entire job well and look forward to using it again.
Save yourself some grief. Get a bottom loading tool. And Dewalt has never let me down.
August 1, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ghoti needed replacement, since the previous one lasted only 2 weeks [or 1 big box of staples]
AS ALMOST EVERYTHING FROM DEWALT, AT LEAST 30% OVERPRICED
August 11, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SDC1982 Busted knuckles, crumpled staples, jams easily
I purchased this tacker almost exactly a year ago to hang felt paper during a residing project on my house. I spent a good 15 minutes online comparing this model to its competition, but decided it was worth the extra money for DeWalt "quality". What a mistake that was!!
Straight out of the packaging, I immediately noticed what a problem it was for the handle to be flush with the head of the tacker. You are forced to drive staples at an angle onto the felt paper, which often results in a tear on the paper. If you try to drive the staples flush into the paper, you'll find that your knuckles will slam into the wall before the stapler does.
Even if you do manage to hit the wall with the tacker before your knuckles, you'll find that there's a 40% chance that the staple will be driven flush, a 45% chance that the staple will stick out a bit and/or crimple, and a 5% chance that the staple will become jammed in the tacker and require you to go and find some pliers to pull it out.
I also want to point out another reviewer's comment about the latch position at the bottom of the handle. If you try wearing this on your tool belt as it is advertised, you'll find yourself hitting the latch button with your leg and spilled stapes all over the place. It's especially fun when you're up on a ladder or scaffolding trying to secure 12ft of tar paper in the wind. Trust me.
Long story short: avoid this tacker at all costs.There are other tackers available with better features at half the price.
April 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Hammer Tacker/stapler
My concern initially was that it was being used in an area where swinging it to tack plastic to wooden frames was limited because of space. It actually worked quite well without too much effort. The durability is good and it works well when the user has more room as well. Good quality!
November 4, 2014